Shaoguan Travel Guide

Shaoguan Travel Guide

Shaoguan Map

Shaoguan Facts

Chinese Name: 韶关 (sháo guān)
Population: 3,203,200
Area: 18,385 square kilometers (7,098 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: Shaoguan is regarded as the north gate of Guangdong Province, neighboring Hunan in the north and Guangzhou in the south. It is a vital pass to the coastal area of South China.

Administrative Division: 3 districts (Zhenjiang, Wujiang, Qujiang); 4 counties (Shixing, Renhua, Wengyuan, Xinfeng); 1 autonomous county (Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Lechang, Nanxiong)

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0751-8916131
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0751-8888338

Shaoguan Attractions - Things to Do

 Danxia Mountain: The mountain boasts of the largest tourist attraction and the most beautiful scenery of Guangdong. It is also a world famous geopark. The Danxia Landform is nominated for this mountain. It contains nearly 700 pieces of large red glutenite and many grotto temples.
 
 Nan Hua Temple: 22 kilometers (14 miles) from the city downtown Shaoguan, the Nan Hua Temple is a famous Buddhist site, where the sixth founder of the Buddhism generation in Tang Dynasty (618-907), Hui Neng, established the southern sect of Zen. With a history of 1,500 years, the temple keeps many national treasures, including the Da Zang Sutra, decree and cassock of thousand years ago.

How to get to/around Shaoguan

Visitors can get on trains making stops in Shaoguan to Guangzhou, Kowloon for about three and four hours. Road transportation of the city is also convenient. Two main bus stations existed in the city, the west bus station and the east bus station. Several buses to Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen will depart in the stations. In addition, there are regular buses in the east bus station departing to the Danxia Mountain every 15 minutes.

 See more Hong Kong - Shaoguan Train, Shenzhen - Shaoguan Train, Shaoguan - Guangzhou Train

Weather

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Enjoying a subtropical humid monsoon climate, Shaoguan is affected by the seasonal winds all the year round. Spring is overcast and rainy, while precipitation in autumn is fewer. March to August is the rainy season and September to February the next year is the dry season.

 When to Go: Shaoguan has abundant rainfall and moderate weather, so visitors can get there at anytime, especially in spring and autumn.

Shaoguan Travel Tips

 History: Shaoguan area belonged to Chu Kingdom in the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC). The place was named with 'Shao' since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), and in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties it gained the name 'Shaoguan' for the government established passes here to collect taxes.

 Physical Features: Lying in the south part of the Nanling Mountains, this region has vast area of karst landform. Hilly area constitutes the main land of the city. The Danxia Landform is nominated for the red sandstone in the Mt. Danxia of Renhua County. The terrain is higher in the north and lower in the south.

 Local Highlights: Folk costumes of the Yao ethnic minority is interesting, especially the marriage customs.

 Special Local Products: Lechang Baimaojian (raw white tea), mushroom, plum

- Last modified on Dec. 03, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Shaoguan Travel
Asked by Devi from INDONESIA | Dec. 01, 2018 22:56Reply
Hi, is it possible travel to nan hua temple & danxia mountain by ourselves?
And how is it from shaoguan city?
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Answered by Charles from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 03, 2018 18:21
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Yes, it is possible. From Shaoguan to Nanhua Temple, you can take the bus to Tielong at East Railway Station and get off at Nanhua Temple. Or you can first take the bus across from East Railway Station to Mabei and then take the bus No.3 at Mabei to Shaxi. And get off at Nanhua Temple.

To Danxia Mountain, you need first go back to East Railway Station where you can take the bus to Danxia Mountain.
Asked by Shaheen from INDIA | Sep. 13, 2018 23:26Reply
How long from Shaoguan glass bridge to Nanhua temple and how to go?
Hello,
I am visiting glass bridge from Guangzhou. May I know how long is the Nanhua temple from the bridge and how to get there?
Also is there any other spot worth visit near by?
I have planned for only one day there. Returning by 8PM train.
Thanks,
SR
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Answered by Jessica from BELGIUM | Sep. 14, 2018 19:23
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It's about 60km. I haven't found any direct public bus available yet. You can take a bus from Ruyuan Bus Station to Shaoguan West Bus Station and then take Bus Line 4 to Linjiaba and transfer to Bus Line 23 to the temple. I think you may don't have time to visit other places since you have to spend a lot of time on the way.
Asked by Jennifer Yap from MALAYSIA | Apr. 11, 2018 17:30Reply
Is the Hakka Village in Shaoguan? If not how far is it from this place?
Where should I stay to visit Hakka village? What are the other places of attaction around the hakka village?
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Answered by Gloria from SINGAPORE | Apr. 11, 2018 20:48
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Yes, there is and the most famous is Shitang Village in Renhua County. It’s a little far from downtown SG, about 45km. You can take a regular bus from SG South Bus Station to Renhua first, and then take a taxi to the village.
You are suggested to stay near the South Bus Station, and there are many reasonable hotels available.
Around the village you can also enjoy an ancient fort named Shuangfengzhai.
Enjoy your time!
Asked by Wilhelm from AUSTRIA | Feb. 28, 2018 11:46Reply
are there any buses leaving shaoguan to hezhou (guangxi) via lianzhou (guangdong)?
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Answered by Guy from RUSSIA | Feb. 28, 2018 20:35
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No bus is available, you are suggested to take a train.

First, take a bullet train from SG East Railwy Station to Guangzhou and it takes about 2.5h.
Then, take subway line 2 to Guangzhou South station within 40mins.
At last, take a bullet train to Hezhou and it takes about 1.5h.
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